Srinagar January 01(KNS) : Agriculture Production Department in collaboration with PMKSK pradan Mantri Kissan Samridhi Kendra Levedora Qazigund and IFFCO organized Nano Urea Awareness Programme for the Farmers of District Anantnag. The Awareness programme was inaugurated by Director Agriculture Kashmir Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal in presence of Chief Agriculture Officer Ajaz Hussain Dar, Chief Agriculture Officer Kulgam Sartaj Ahmad Shah, Chairman Women Cooperatives Mrs. Shakeela Jan, District Agriculture Officers, Sub divisional level officers and progressive farmers of the district. Director Agriculture Kashmir while speaking on the occassion deliberated on the aim of establishing the PM KSK in the District. The demand for agriculture is rising rapidly with increase in population and per capta income and growing demand from industry sector. In order to bridge this gap to the maximum possible extent Agriculture Department has been striving hard by implementing new approaches and strategies to provide Livelihood opportunities and contribute to economic Stability of farmers. In this endeavour, the PM KSK centre will provide the doorstep facilities to the farmers by providing Soil testing Facility, Call centre Facility, Fertilizer availability etc. He also addressed farmers on the importance of Nano urea fertilizer awareness for reducing the losses of Nitrogen in the atmosphere. Director Agriculture Kashmir elucidated the role of Nano urea in reducing the input cost of farmers in production and to safeguard the environment for present and future generations.Director Agriculture said that UT government has approved 29 projects under holistic development of agriculture and allied sectors, and implementation of these projects would not only energize the agriculture sector but will also change the economic fortune of farming community of the region. Director Agriculture impressed upon the officers to raise awareness regarding these approved projects among the farming community so that the desired results and targets could be achieved in an affective and time bound manner. He asked the officers to ensure that the benefitsunder these projects reaches every grass root level farmer. He asked the officers to put in all the efforts and work in coordination with the officers of allied sectors to address the issues related to primary as well as secondary agriculture.
Director Agriculture said that the department is robustly working on the prime minister vision of one stop solution for the farmers of the country under which the farmers are provided with different essential facilities like seed, fertilizers and other inputs at one place.
The Chief Agriculture Officer kulgam Sartaj Ahmad Shah , Chief Agriculture Officer Anantnag Ajaz hussain Dar, Shakeela Jan chairman women cooperatives, Jeelani Hussian Zargar Fertilizer inspector Anantnag addressed the farmers about the need of shifting towards the use of Nano Urea fertilizer prepared by IFFCO.
Earlier, Director Agriculture kashmir flagged off a group of saffron farmers on six days exposure visit under CAT, sponsored by NABARD.(KNS)